The best of Irish architectural design was honoured at the 11th annual OPUS Architecture and Construction Awards at Plan Expo Green in the Convention Centre, Dublin on Tuesday, 2nd November 2010.
Scott Tallon Walker Architects in conjunction with Populous won an award in the Over €20 million category for Aviva Stadium which was constructed by John Sisk & Son.
Aviva Stadium was praised for being “contextually skillful” in the way its roof rises and falls to fit into its neighbourhood. The stadium was noted as an example of how good design can transform an ordinary brief on a difficult site through a few well-chosen and strategic moves.
Scott Tallon Walker were also commended for in the Over €20 million category for the Gibson Hotel, Dublin constructed by Michael Mcnamara and in the €2million to €20 million category for Humanities and Social Science Building NUI, Maynooth constructed by Walls Construction.
The OPUS Architecture & Construction Awards were devised by the organisers of Plan Expo (Expo Events) to reflect and reinforce the symbiotic relationship between design and construction.